It’s time for the a coat of paint on the Fantasy Premier League’s Gameweek 3. Supplies include captain picks, big hitters, clean sheets, and punts. Also, a continuation of the painful analogies.
- Silva: Manchester City’s game against Hull is the easiest one to bet on in the Fantasy game; it’s likely that there will be goals a plenty. Despite the loss at Cardiff, City have been strong going forward producing six goals in their first two games. Silva seems back to his 2011/12 form with a hand in on goal each Gameweek, and has generally been the linchpin of City’s attacking game. He’s nailed on to start too, which given City’s attacking options, is important for a captain pick.
Aguero: All indications are that Aguero is Pellegrini’s main striker, especially after Dzeko’s substitution against Cardiff. He’s explosive and has a goal and two assists in two games, with an average of both 2.5 shots and key passes. He could even be a better pick than Silva, if it were not for Silva’s guarantee of a starting place.
Van Persie: I’m keeping faith with Van Persie, despite playing away from home at arch rivals Liverpool. Manchester United looked strong against Chelsea, if a little flaccid due to Mourinho’s containment tactics, and Van Persie is just too good and has shown too much consistency over the last couple of years to ignore.
Walcott and Giroud are the obvious picks from Arsenal who face rivals Tottenham in a game that has produced a lot of goals in the last couple of years. In fact, you have to back to January 2006 for home game for Arsenal against Tottenham to get a game with fewer than three goals. Despite little output, Walcott has registered three shots and 3.5 key passes on average in the first two games while Giroud has hit the ground running with a goal in each game.
Arsenal face Fulham with at least two defenders missing. Despite Berbatov´s lacklustre first game he´s a fine pick in Gameweek 2, based on his 15 goals and four assists last season.
I’m also going for Soldado even though his stats don’t back this up. It’s just likely that there will be goals and this would be the perfect game for him to deliver.
West Ham look strong again under Allardyce and should score at home against Stoke. Nolan has already scored this season and is the likeliest to grab a goal.
- Manchester City with Clichy being a safe choice.
West Ham with Collins being a budget pick.
Southampton with Boruc being a fine 4.5 priced goalkeeper.
Sturridge, despite the fact I don’t think Liverpool will score many. However, if Liverpool score, Sturridge is likely to be involved.
Paulinho has been shooting at every chance, averaging four shots per game in addition to a single key pass per game. He’s also rather cheap at 7.0.
Newcastle have to start scoring at some point and a home game against Fulham is the perfect setting for Ben Arfa to shine.